The local (to me) Teeny Tiny Spice Company of Vermont sent me a beautiful little box of delicious. And it's all for you, my wonderful readers. I wish that computers could send scents... this box smells amazing.
|I'll be giving all of these away!|
The first spice mix I'm giving away is one of my absolute favorites, which I have used in Vindaloo Deviled Eggs and Crockpot Sweet and Spiced Chicken, along with other delicious recipes... and more to come!
|Image courtesy Teeny Tiny Spice Company|
A note from Thora & Ed of Teeny Tiny Spice Co.
We were just checking in and are so pleased by your excitement. To address a few questions:
We are located in Shelburne and have a VT Dept. of Health inspected production facility in our home, and we are Certified Organic by NOFA.
Our ingredients are grown all around the world (not many certified organic cardamom growers in Vermont), but we blend, grind,and package all of the spices ourselves.
We developed the spice blends to be very easy to use. Whatever you are normally cooking, just leave out the regular spices and add a tablespoon of two of one of these blends (we start with two tablespoons in a family sized meal). We even have a friend who doesn't spice a dish, puts our tins out on the table, and lets everyone spice their own plate! They are easy to experiment with. Try adding a curry blend to burgers or a soup.
With cooking, many of the flavors develop more complexity. For example, with the Vindaloo, a minute of cooking on "dry heat" when you brown the protein ingredient, before adding broth or coconut milk, brings out more flavors. I also love to add onions to many of my dishes, and a browning them really adds to the richness of a sauce.
For crock pot cooking, they should work really well, but our chicken curry recipe only takes about 5 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes on the stove, so it is pretty fast anyway.
Our website has many recipes. You can also order there if you do not have a local store carrying the spices, but we are getting more stores in Vermont and New England all of the time.
Thanks Astrid and we hope that you all have fun cooking!
Thora & Ed
To enter, simply leave a comment below letting me know how you would use the Vindaloo spice mix. Would you try one of the recipes from the Teeny Tiny Spice Company's website, such as Vindaloo curry, Vindaloo Veggie Burgers, Lentil Loaf with Vindaloo,or Vindaloo Mushroom Gravy? Or, would you do some experimenting of your own? Let me know! One entry per person (per spice mix).
Winner for the Vindaloo Spice Mix will be chosen at random (using random.org) at about 5 PM on Saturday, February 12th. The winner must get back to me within 48 hours, or I reserve the right to pick a new winner. Please be sure to include a way to contact you in your comment.
Good luck! And keep checking back for the next giveaway! I have six different ones ready and waiting.
Disclaimer: Teeny Tiny Spice Company sent me these spice mixes for you. They may be sending me some samples to try, but otherwise, there is no compensation. All reviews on these products are my own.